635 lbs vs. less than 500 and the poorer handling are the two main reasons to stay away, and would be enough for me.
I have never ridden a GT, but I did have a K12R, and the powerful enging in the K bike is a hoot. But after riding boxers before that for years, I quickly realized it wasn't for me. Less visceral feel. So I traded for a R12R.
I have never been a full-fairing / full-dress tourer guy myself, though I can certainly see the advantages depending on the kind of riding you do. Are you considering a R12RT as well?
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